Weekly Rewind: December 29 – January 4

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The Weekly Rewind is my version of The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

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I started a new blog! This one is for my Project 365 photos (take one photo a day every day). I have been trying to finish Project 365 for years, but I always drop out over the summer. I have decided that 2014 is THE YEAR. I will finish this year.

I’m going to repost thumbnails in the Weekly Rewind each week, but if you’re really interested, head on over to Jenna’s 2014 Project 365 and follow me there. I usually do a little writeup giving some more details about the photo I’ve taken.


   

On Saturday, my husband and I took an eagle-watching roadtrip. We saw four eagles, including one that flew into a copse of trees very near where our car was parked (with us in it). Unfortunately, I didn’t have my camera out yet and about a minute later, another car pulled up and the eagle flew away.

          

Larger versions of the eagle-watching road trip photos.

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Reviews: Asylum by Michael Chambers

Other Posts: Top Ten Tuesday and Feature & Follow Friday were similar this week. I didn’t get my post done in time for Tuesday, so I posted my top books of 2013 on Friday. I also talked about my 2014 reading challenges and revealed how I did on my 2013 reading challenges. On Saturday, I listed some of my non-bookish hobbies.

Books I Acquired: None. I got so much for Christmas that I didn’t feel the need to even look for new books this week.

Currently Reading: Secret Lies by Amy Dunne

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Angela’s Anxious Life asked Do you read replies to your comments? When I leave a comment, I almost always check the box to be notified about replies. I do read them in my inbox, but I usually end the conversation there. Sometimes I do find I have something else to add, but that’s pretty rare.

The Geeky Blogger’s Book Blog has a a strict book budget for 2014: only $150! Do you have a book budget? Mine comes out of my entertainment budget, so I don’t really keep track on how much I spend on books. Sometimes I might feel like spending all of my entertainment money on books. Sometimes (like this week) I don’t spend any.

The Caffeinated Book Review offers advice on organization and avoiding burnout. I’m definitely working on a few of these right now. I’m really trying to get a cushion. I was hoping that by this point I would be a month ahead, but I’m still trying to get there. I’ll just keep working on it. One thing I really need to work on, even more than the cushion, is writing timely reviews. I read a couple of books recently that I really liked, but I keep putting off the reviews and now I’m at the point where I don’t even know if I can write a decent review on them. But I liked them both so much! I want to share that. I just don’t know if I can.

Jenna

Comments

  1. I have the same problem with writing reviews as you! I swore to myself that this year would be different, and I’d write reviews as soon as I finish them, but here it is, January 5th, I’ve read 4 books so far this year, and have reviewed 2. Not bad, but 2 becomes 10 becomes 15 really quickly.

    And I do read all my comments. I try to reply to them as well, but it depends if I have anything interesting to say in reply. If not, I usually just leave it and don’t reply.

    -Danie
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  2. I like the 365 idea. That sounds like fun and something my kids would love to do. 🙂 Happy New Year!
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  3. The project sounds great. Enjoy your week. 🙂

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  4. These pictures are amazing. I loved how nicely you captured the nature 🙂 Truly great. I wish you all the luck with your project and I believe you’ll finish it this year. Also thanks for that link to Kim’s post! It’s an amazing post. Great post 🙂
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